We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hackney's On Lake

$$
American, Hamburgers
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1514 E Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 60025-2193
(847) 724-7171
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 43 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious Hamburgers

We've been coming here for years, and enjoy the great food and atmosphere. It does get packed on the weekends and parking can be difficult. The onion brick is a specialty, and a must to order when you're there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Tanman12
,
Simi Valley, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
Add Photo Write a Review

43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Simi Valley, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We've been coming here for years, and enjoy the great food and atmosphere. It does get packed on the weekends and parking can be difficult. The onion brick is a specialty, and a must to order when you're there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Whenever I am in the area this place is a must stop location. If you like onions then get the loaf to share with your table-mate. The burger on their home made dark rye is my main go-to meal here. Some day I will have to try something else.... maybe.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Annapolis, Maryland
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Highly rated by friends and relatives, we came for a family lunch. There's not much to recommend this place. Slow service, surly waiter, mediocre food. They used to have a good reputation, but have fallen off the charts in my opinion.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amarillo, Texas
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Haven't been there for 40 years since I left the Chicago area. What a wonderful treat to come back & find the same great foods. Don't miss the onion rings - they're unique & delicious.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went for dinner on Saturday night, and were told the wait would be 15 minutes for our 6 person group. An hour later, we were finally seated, as they don't take reservations into account when they guess the wait times. Service once at the table was good, and the food was delicious- especially the pretzel burger. Also had the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winnsboro, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Been to Hackney's on Lake (and the Original Hackney's on Harms) a zillion times over the past 30 years, and it's always a valid dining suggestion. Though I prefer the small Harms restaurant personally, the big Lake St restaurant has more room and offers more indoor seating that is possible int he old place. I think the corned beef was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We don't get it. Came here because we had a coupon for $10 off. The house wine was awful, we asked for a burger rare and no fries, and got a well done burger with fries.served on cold bread with blue cheese that wasn't melted.it seems that people go there just for the deep fried onions. The waiter could care... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Evergreen, Colorado
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had dinner at Hackney's for a 50th class reunion. I remember eating there in the 1960's and it's still going strong. I highly recommend newcomers to try the "Hackney Burger" along with their well known house standard: "fried onion rings".

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Recently attending a family birthday party in one of their party rooms. I have to say the waut staff was over the top helpful. From serving to clearing , refilling drinks and even taking special orders and running to get them. And all with a smile. The food is about what you'd expect from an upscale burger place, nothing wowed,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oswego, IL
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Hackney's is one of my family's favorite burger places. Nothing fancy, but always a treat! We sit outside when the weather permits. Service is attentive and you're never rushed. A very popular place, especially on weekends when the weather is ideal. A must try is the onion loaf which is a signature appetizer at Hackney's. You'll get a great burger... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Hackney's On Lake also viewed

 

Been to Hackney's On Lake? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1514 E Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 60025-2193
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Glenview
  • Phone Number: (847) 724-7171

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hackney's On Lake staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?